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Placement Test

Jenny Parsons

Student A Test
There are 60 multiple-choice questions in the test. Read the example and choose the correct answer to each question: a, b, c or d. Time limit: 30 minutes 0 Tomasz from Poland. a) are b) is c) arent d) am 16 She a black T-shirt today. a) wears b) doesnt wear c) is wearing d) are wearing 17 I dont like football. a) play b) playing c) to playing d) doing

1 Maria and Fernando Spanish. a) is b) isnt c) are d) am 2 Theyve got three a) childs. b) childrens. d) child. c) children.

18 My friend, Jack, at school yesterday because he was ill. a) isnt b) was c) were d) wasnt 19 Where last night? a) did you go b) do you go d) does she go c) you go

3 Theres pencil on the table. a) a b) two c) some d) an 4 My brothers sixteen. called Tom. a) Shes b) Hes c) Its d) Youre 5 Ive got two sisters. bedroom is very big. a) His b) Your c) Their d) Her 6 are you from? a) Where b) What c) When d) Who

20 What to do next weekend? a) do you go b) are you going c) are you doing d) did they go 21 She the piano very well. a) does b) can play c) play d) can

22 We usually go to the disco on Saturdays but we today. a) dont go b) doesnt go c) isnt going d) arent going 23 tennis with us tomorrow? a) Are they playing b) Do we play c) You are doing d) Does he do 24 Shes more than her sisters. a) big b) taller c) oldest d) intelligent 25 London is the city in Britain. a) most expensive b) more expensive c) bigger d) beautiful 26 I to Warsaw last week. a) go b) was c) went d) am not going

7 This is my book. are your books on the table. a) This b) That c) It d) Those 8 are twenty students in my class. a) They b) There c) We d) It 9 Theres a blackboard in the classroom but there arent shelves. a) any b) some c) a d) the 10 My parents have got blue eyes but my hair is black. a) father b) fathers c) fathers d) fathers 11 you got any apples? a) Has b) Have c) Is d) Do

27 Her Spanish is very good. She speaks it very a) badly. b) good. c) quickly. d) slowly. 28 We a coffee in the caf when we saw Tom. a) had b) was having c) are having d) were having 29 The music is very loud, Bob. it down, please. a) Turned b) Turning c) Turn d) Dont turn 30 You take your passport when you travel to another country. a) must b) should c) mustnt d) dont have to

12 They speak English but they speak French. a) dont b) do c) does d) doesnt 13 he play the guitar? a) Do b) Does c) Is d) Dont

14 I up at 7 oclock. a) usually get b) get sometimes c) get often d) get usually 15 We like him but he doesnt like a) we. b) he. c) they. d) us.

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Student A Test
31 We you next week. a) see b) will see c) is going to see d) is seeing 32 If she the exam, shell go to university. a) is passing b) will pass c) passes d) wont pass 33 Ill buy milk if I go to the supermarket. a) a b) an c) some d) any 34 you ever met a famous person? a) Has b) Do c) Did d) Have 35 Theyve never to a rock concert. a) saw b) seen c) gone d) been 36 Its not my bag. Its a) hers. b) her. c) him. d) mine. d) yet. 47 If you went to bed earlier, you so tired. a) wouldnt feel b) will feel c) would feel d) didnt feel 48 They live in Buenos Aires before they went to Madrid. a) were b) used to c) had used to d) use to 49 She said she at 9 o clock. a) was coming b) coming c) come d) has come 50 Im not sure if Ill go to the party. I stay at home. a) must b) has to c) mustnt d) might 51 Thats Mr Thomson. Hes the teacher gives us a lot of tests. a) when b) which c) who d) where 52 They dont live here, a) dont they? b) do they? d) arent they? c) are they?

37 He hasnt phoned a) just. b) already. c) ever.

38 Im not hungry. I had lunch. a) have yet b) have just c) already have d) just have 39 You dont go now. You can go tomorrow. a) must b) mustnt c) have to d) have 40 This is the best chocolate in the world. It in Switzerland. a) were made b) is made c) makes d) made 41 The book in 1954. a) is written b) were written d) wrote 42 If you see a snake, a) ll run! b) running! c) was written

53 I for three hours. I havent finished it yet! a) read b) have been reading c) was reading d) am reading 54 I went to the supermarket some food. a) for to buy b) to buying c) to buy d) for buying 55 They come from Rome. They be Italian. a) could b) can c) must d) cant 56 Theyre late. They must the train. a) miss b) missing c) had missed d) have missed 57 If I known he was going to the disco, I wouldnt have gone. a) had b) would have c) has d) have 58 The teacher do the test again. a) make us b) made us c) makes d) made us to 59 A I dont want to go there again. B It was horrible. a) Neither I do. b) So do I. c) Neither do I. d) So I do. 60 She asked me to play tennis the next day. a) do I want b) if I wanted c) do you want d) if

c) to run!

d) run!

43 At school last year I wear black shoes. a) must b) mustnt c) have to d) had to 44 This jacket is . Its too short for me. a) not long enough b) long enough c) enough long d) too long 45 Its beautiful day. Lets go out. a) so b) such c) such a d) very 46 The film already started when we got to the cinema. a) has b) was c) have d) had

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Student B Test
There are 60 multiple-choice questions in the test. Read the example and choose the correct answer to each question: a, b, c or d. Time limit: 30 minutes 0 Tomasz from Poland. a) are b) is c) arent d) am 16 He a red T-shirt today. a) is wearing b) doesnt wear c) are wearing d) wears 17 I dont like football. a) to watching b) watch d) doing c) watching

1 Federico and Sofia Italian. a) isnt b) is c) am d) are 2 My parents have got four a) children. b) childrens. c) childs. d) child. 3 Theres book on the table. a) five b) some c) a d) an 4 My sisters fifteen. called Ana. a) Shes b) Youre c) Its d) Hes 5 Ive got two brothers. bedroom is very big. a) Her b) Their c) His d) Your 6 are you from? a) What b) When c) Where d) Who

18 My friend, Dan, at school yesterday because he was ill. a) wasnt b) isnt c) were d) werent 19 Where last Saturday? a) you go b) do you go d) does he go c) did you go

20 What to do next weekend? a) are you going b) do you go c) are they doing d) did they go 21 He the guitar very well. a) does b) play c) can d) can play

7 This is my pen. are your pens on the table. a) This b) Those c) That d) It 8 are twenty-five students in my class. a) There b) It c) We d) They 9 Theres a table in the classroom but there arent computers. a) the b) a c) some d) any 10 My mothers got blue eyes but my eyes are brown. a) fathers b) fathers c) fathers d) father 11 you got any oranges? a) Do b) Is c) Have d) Has 12 They speak French but they speak Spanish. a) does b) dont c) do d) doesnt 13 she play the piano? a) Does b) Dont c) Is d) Do

22 We usually go to the cinema on Saturdays but we today. a) arent going b) doesnt go c) dont go d) isnt going 23 football with us tomorrow? a) You are doing b) Are they playing c) Do we play d) Does he do 24 Hes more than his sisters. a) intelligent b) taller c) big 25 London is the city in England. a) more expensive b) bigger c) most expensive d) beautiful 26 I to Madrid last week. a) am not going b) went c) was c) go d) oldest

27 His English is very good. He speaks it very a) slowly. b) quickly. c) good. d) badly. 28 We lunch in the caf when we saw Tim. a) were having b) had c) was having d) are having 29 The TV is very loud, Jane. it down, please. a) Turn b) Turning c) Turned d) Dont turn 30 You take your passport when you go to the USA. a) dont have to b) should c) mustnt d) must

14 I to bed at 10 oclock. a) go usually b) go sometimes c) usually go d) go never 15 We like her but she doesnt like a) I. b) us. c) they. d) she.

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Student B Test
31 They you tomorrow. a) is going to call b) will call d) is calling 47 If you went to school earlier, you late every day. a) would arrive b) wouldnt arrive c) will arrive d) didnt arrive 48 They live in Warsaw before they went to London. a) use to b) were c) had used to d) used to 49 He told me he at 8 o clock. a) arriving b) has arrived c) was arriving d) arrive 50 Im not sure if Ill go to the cinema. I stay at home. a) might b) mustnt c) has to d) must 51 Thats Mrs Williams. Shes the teacher gives us English classes. a) when b) who c) where d) which 52 They dont know the answer, a) arent they? b) do they? c) dont they? d) are they? 53 She for Bill for an hour hes late! a) is waiting b) has been waiting c) was waiting d) waits 54 I went to the shop some chocolate. a) to buy b) for to buy c) to buying d) for buying 55 They come from Tokyo. They be Japanese. a) can b) could c) cant d) must 56 Hes late. He must the bus. a) miss b) have missed c) missing d) had missed 57 If you told me she was going to the party, I wouldnt have gone. a) have b) would have c) has d) had 58 The teacher do my homework again. a) make me b) made me to c) makes d) made me 59 A I dont want to see that show. B It looks terrible. a) So I do. b) Neither I do. c) So do I. d) Neither do I. 60 They asked us Jason last week. a) have we seen b) have you seen c) if we had seen d) did you see

c) calls

32 If he the exam, hell go to university. a) passes b) wont pass c) is passing d) will pass 33 Ill buy bread if I go to the supermarket. a) an b) some c) a d) any 34 you ever met a famous person? a) Have b) Do c) Did d) Has 35 Theyve never to a big city. a) saw b) been c) gone d) seen 36 Its not my jacket. Its a) her. b) him. c) his. d) mine. d) ever.

37 She hasnt arrived a) just. b) yet. c) already.

38 Im not hungry. I had breakfast. a) already have b) have yet c) have just d) havent yet 39 You dont phone him now. You can phone him tomorrow. a) mustnt b) must c) have d) have to 40 This is the best ice cream in the world. It in Italy. a) were made b) made c) makes d) is made 41 The book in 1954. a) was written b) were written d) wrote c) is written

42 If you see a shark, fast! a) swimming b) swim c) are swimming d) to swim 43 When I was a child I wear glasses. a) have to b) must c) had to d) mustnt 44 These jeans are . Theyre too small for me. a) not big enough b) too big c) enough big d) big enough 45 Its lovely dress. Why dont you buy it? a) very b) so c) such d) such a 46 The concert already started when we got to the theatre. a) has b) was c) had d) have

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Teachers Notes
Test objectives
The main purpose of the Energy placement test is to help you to place students at the correct level in the Energy series. It tests all the main grammar points covered at each level in the same order as the Students Books. The test can also be used to diagnose specific grammar problems. If you have more than one class at the same level, you can use the placement test to divide the classes up into groups of similar levels. It could also be used at the beginning and end of each level to test achievement over the school year or term.

Supplementing the Placement Test


The placement test does not test vocabulary beyond Level 1, and a students ability to communicate in spoken or written English can vary significantly from their performance in a grammar test. Therefore, it is advisable to supplement the placement test with oral and written tests in order to refine the score achieved in the placement test. Oral tests It is more effective to test students oral ability in pairs or groups of three. The test can be carried out in a number of ways. Using pictures: Students describe a picture and the other student(s) can ask questions about it. Using picture stories: Students tell the story alone or together. Using question prompts: Depending on the approximate level of the students, give them a sheet of paper with sentences/prompts, e.g. Im (age). / Ive got (two brothers). / I live in (a big house). / I like (hobbies). / I went to (a party ) last weekend. / Ive never been to (place). / Im going to (leave school ) next year. Then students ask each other the questions based on the prompts, e.g. How old are you? How many brothers and sisters have you got? Roleplays: Give students situations to act out, e.g. buying clothes/food in a shop or ordering a meal in a restaurant. Problem solving: For example, give students a list of ten things to take on a camping holiday. They must discuss and decide on five of them. Written tests Depending on their test score/potential level, students can write about the following: A description of their family Their favourite sports/interests Their last holiday Their future plans What they would do if they won the lottery. Marking oral and written tasks Give marks out of 5 for each of the following categories: accuracy, fluency, task achievement, range of vocabulary within the task. For oral tasks, add pronunciation. For written tasks, add spelling.

Administration of the test


It is important to explain the purpose of the test to your students, and to warn them that they will probably not be able to answer all or even most of the questions, especially at lower levels. A 30-minute time limit should be given to complete the test. This will ensure a more accurate picture of your students knowledge. If students are given more time, they may become discouraged or begin to change answers they are not sure of. There are two versions of the test, A and B. These can be distributed to students sitting next to each other in order to discourage cheating. The two versions test the same grammatical items, and in the same order, so that results can be compared. When you have distributed copies of the test, check the example with the students so that they are clear about what they have to do. Students can either circle answers on the test papers or write on a separate piece of paper which you can then collect and mark. Write the start and finish times of the test on the board. It is not usually a good idea to correct or check the answers with students in class afterwards. This would involve a great deal of grammatical explanation, which could be counter-productive.

Test scores
Test scores and their corresponding levels are given in the grid below. Score 016 1735 3646 47+ Energy Level 1 2 3 4

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Answer Keys
Student A Test
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 c c a b c a d b a d b a b a d 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 c b d a b b d a d a c c d c a 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 b c c d d a d b c b c d d a c 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 d a b a d c b b c c d a b c b

Student B Test
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 d a c a b c b a d b c b a c b 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 a c a c a d a b a c b b a a d 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 b a b a b c b c d d a b c a d 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 c b d c a b b b a d b d d d c

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energy
energy is a four-level course with dual-entry at either false beginner or elementary level. energy ensures that students have the tools and training they need to learn, remember and use new language. energy is correlated to the Common European Framework (see Teachers Book).

Helps teachers to select the correct level of energy with a comprehensive placement test Provides flexibility with A and B versions Includes ideas for speaking and writing placement tests

Components Students Book (with Wordstore) Workbook (with mixed-level activities) Teachers Book (with photocopiable tests and activities) Test Book (with A and B versions) Class cassettes and CDs Test cassettes and CDs Video (featuring Students Book characters) Video Workbook CD-Rom

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